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MUSC11406 - Language of Modern Music 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students will further develop their skills and knowledge of the language of modern music. Modern harmony, melody, music structures, genre specific devices and stylistic idioms are all studied with weight given to musicianship and practical applications as well as theoretical and analytical work. In the literacy skills area the course aims to enable students to 'hear what they see' and 'write what they hear'. Students are also required to develop musical reproduction skills (vocal). In the theory area a paradigm for understanding the language of modern music is presented with some reference to the foundation of western harmony. Analysis and written exercises are used to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the structures and styles of modern harmony and melody. This course aims to develop comprehensive levels of interaction between theoretical knowledge and practical musical application.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Prerequisite: MUSC11405

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2014

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Mackay
Noosa
Townsville
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mackay
Online
Townsville
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Townsville
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mackay
Online
Townsville
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Mackay
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. In-class Test(s) 75%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.64% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
For distance students to receive scheduled interactions with the lecturer to run over the assessments of the course.
Recommendation
There could be some experimentation with recording or live streaming lectures to help the distance students.
Action Taken
Zoom sessions were available for all DST students with very good feedback.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
To incorporate contemporary theory content.
Recommendation
In 2021, The LOMM suite will undergo curriculum enhancements to incorporate contemporary theory concepts.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. comprehensive literacy skills in the language of modern music
  2. comprehensive aural skills in the language of modern music including repeproduction (vocally) as well as recognition (aurally)
  3. comprehensive writing and recognition (music score) skills in the language of modern music
  4. comprehensive analytical skills relating to the language of modern music
  5. comprehensive understanding of the historical/stylistic aspects of the language of modern music.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - In-class Test(s)